Interesting proposed legislation about changes to the Highway Traffic Act coming from Queens Park:
Allowing cyclists to use the paved shoulders on unrestricted provincial highways to promote safer opportunities to cycle
Supporting cycling in urban areas by allowing municipalities to create contra-flow bicycle lanes to provide more direct routes and connectivity for cyclists
Increasing the fine range for convictions of dooring of cyclists from $60 – $500 to $300 – $1,000 and raising the demerit points from two to three
Requiring all drivers to maintain a distance of one metre when passing cyclists
Increasing the maximum fine from $20 to a set fine amount that falls in the range of $60 – $500 for not using required bicycle lights and other reflectors/reflective material; and permit the use of flashing red lights as a safety feature on bicycles
- Toronto Star: Ontario road safety bill targets distracted drivers, ‘dooring’
- Newsroom : Keeping Ontario’s Roads Safe Act.